Explore the most popular trails in Clackamette Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
off trail
over grown
scramble
27 days ago

Trail for foot passage/hiking along south river bank starts off on steep, undeveloped scree slope, tailing off after 1/4 mile into impassable blackberry fields. Perhaps there is more of a trail beneath the summer growth, but its base is at best on a steep, unstable slope.

The bridge is closed for construction from July 2019 - Feb 2020 therefore you can no longer complete the loop.

Nice urban hike along the Clackamas River. If you are expecting a hike like what you'd find in the wilderness, you will be disappointed. There is a short section that goes along 99E, a 4-lane highway, and parts of it get pretty close to I-205. There are lots of off-shoot trails that go down to the river, which we explored. It would make for a nice running trail. We explored the Mike Koski peninsula a bit, but had to turn around when it became apparent that bums had claimed the territory for themselves... there were shopping carts and wheel barrows blocking the path, and we could see the encampment from the 99E bridge, so yeah, don't go there. Too bad... probably some nice views from the tip of the peninsula. Otherwise was a nice hike, and we would do it again.

paddle sports
1 month ago

Great intro and family activity.

Watch out for all the homeless in the bushes.

Love paddeling here.

hiking
bugs
off trail
1 month ago

Went around sunset time, this is a great loop trail for a run! It is clear where to go and you can stop and hangout by the river. Lots of people by High Point Rocks. Encountered some fly swarms.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice paddle. A bit of current at the top.

Good for dog walking

This is a total garbage family hike. Part of it includes walking a long a busy freeway.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Nice for an easy family walk.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

This is a nice paddle from Meldrum Bar to the horseshoe. Stay to the west bank of the river and watch out for hyped up jet sleds looking to wake blast paddlecraft. On the way back, check out sportcraft store for an ice cream or tasty treat.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Was really fun early this summer

paddle sports
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Amazing kayaking for beginner kayakers looking for a relaxing time. Love this.

walking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fun park to take the family to. The kids enjoyed exploring the little trails and playing along the Clackamas River.

walking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I wish the trails if any, were labeled to see so as to keep a path but none the less roaming clackamette park finding ducks, sticks and collectible rocks was fun!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great kayaking

hiking
Thursday, January 21, 2016

This is a great park to bring the family or be by yourself. A short distance from the entrance is a great walking, bike trail. Bring your dog. Great views of the Clackamas River. Fly Fishing. boat docs are closed on my trip. Fishermen's store in across the street. McDonald's, Shari's is close by.

Monday, July 27, 2015

This was our first kayaking adventure and it was amazing. Willamette Falls is the highlight here, at 1,500 feet wide and 40 feet tall. The water flow is much better in the offseason, from pictures I have seen. But there is a lot of history to enjoy along this stretch of the Willamette River, including urban legends about Hell's Angels driving over the upper bridge supports as an initiation rite; viewing of the oldest canal and locks system in the US (it is decommissioned because $30 million isn't available to get it up to code) and various paper mills that have made this area their base of operations since 1866. We saw a few Blue Herons and Geese hanging out. We couldn't get as close to the Falls as we wanted to since there was some choppy water so be aware of that limitation. But overall, a great beginning kayak trail with a view that few are able to experience.

Monday, March 09, 2015

This is a great park to bring the family or be by yourself. A short distance from the entrance is a great walking, bike trail. Bring your dog. Great views of the Clackamas River. Fly Fishing. boat docs are closed on my trip. Fishermen's store in across the street. McDonald's, Shari's is close by.

hiking
14 days ago

road biking
17 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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